Features

'Mined in America'

Hecla has been operating in North Idaho for 132 years
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The mining company was forced to halt production in 2023 after a fire emerged at Hecla's Lucky Friday Mine

  • By CAROLYN BOSTICK/NIBJ Staff Writer
  • January 30, 2024

National Mattress: Family owned, operated for 25 years

Local store celebrates quarter-century milestone
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National Mattress and Furniture at 6235 N. Sunshine St. No. 3, Coeur d'Alene, isn’t just a mattress store celebrating 25 years in business. It’s a family-owned company that is proud to give back to its community.

  • By NIBJ STAFF REPORT
  • January 30, 2024

132 years and counting for small-town paper

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The Bonners Ferry Herald, a weekly newspaper in Boundary County, has served and informed the local community for 132 years and is the oldest business in the county.

  • By EMILY BONSANT/NIBJ Staff Writer
  • January 30, 2024

Still growing after all these years

Coeur d'Alene Tractor has been around for 76 years
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CDA Tractor still growing after all these years

  • By BILL BULEY/NIBJ Staff Writer
  • January 30, 2024

Business comings and goings

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Business comings and goings

  • By NILS ROSDAHL/NIBJ Contributing Writer
  • January 30, 2024

Here's to a bright new year

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Heading into a new year is a potent reminder for businesses that ahead lies an abundance of opportunities for innovation, transformation and growth.

  • December 26, 2023

Auto industry steady in '23, looking up for '24

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If Eve Knudtsen could use one word to sum up business at her dealership for the year 2023, that word would be "steady." "We stayed the course," the Knudtsen Chevrolet president said, seated in her office near sparkling Corvettes that gleamed on her showroom floor. "Steady" is not bad for a year when the auto industry endured a 45-day United Auto Workers strike just a couple years after a global pandemic.

  • By DEVIN WEEKS/NIBJ Staff Writer
  • December 26, 2023

North Idaho’s 40 Under 40 – 2024

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Do you know a young professional who is making a difference in the workplace and shaping the future of our community? If so, nominate them now! Be part of the North Idaho Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 awards recognition program.

  • December 26, 2023

Housing forecast: Interest rates the key

Inventory expected to remain low, prices to hold steady
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Chad Oakland, real estate agent and owner with Northwest Realty Group, said he believes sales in the local housing market will be down in 2024 because inventory will remain low.

  • By BILL BULEY/NIBJ Staff Writer
  • December 26, 2023

Bunker Hill is back in 2024

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2024 looks bright for Bunker Hill Mine, as the company turns another page from the historic mine’s tumultuous past and moves toward a promising future. With plans to be in production and employ 220 people by the end of the new year, it’s safe to say that Bunker Hill is back.

  • By JOSH McDONALD/NIBJ Staff Writer
  • December 26, 2023

Health care industry expands to meet population needs

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Stabilizing nursing force, expanding to meet population growth has been the 2023 health care trends

  • By CAROLYN BOSTICK/NIBJ Staff Writer
  • December 26, 2023

Business comings and goings

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The Marcus Anderson building under construction at 8182 N. Wayne Drive in Hayden has commercial units to be occupied by Ascent Counseling and Marcus Anderson Family Foundation (now at 8382 N. Wayne Drive).

  • By NILS ROSDAHL/NIBJ Contributing Writer
  • December 26, 2023

Cultivating connections

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Some of us love networking, and we’re great at it. Others among us, not so much. No matter how you feel about it, it’s a necessity in today’s business landscape.

  • By MAUREEN DOLAN/NIBJ Editor
  • November 28, 2023

NIBCA cultivates community

Building industry group tackles issues affecting everyone in the region
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The North Idaho Building and Contractors Association plays a pivotal role in enhancing the building industry in North Idaho. With a focus on responsible growth, NIBCA fosters a robust support network for local industry professionals, many of whom work and live local.

  • By JOSA SNOW/NIBJ Staff Writer
  • November 28, 2023

HTECH rising

Judd Jones leads Hagadone development team
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Hagadone Technologies employs about 15 people that are among the brightest minds in the country, Jones said.

  • By BILL BULEY/NIBJ Staff Writer
  • November 28, 2023